Xtreme Couture Amateur Spotlight Part I: Jimmy Jones

by: Jack Bratcher

The Xtreme Couture gym located in Las Vegas is famous for having one of the best MMA training facilities in the world.  Not only do they have the highest quality training equipment money can buy, but the gym is bursting at the seams with the best instructors and sparring partners the sport has to offer.

On August 8, 2008 , Tuff-N-Uff, a Las Vegas-based MMA promotion held an event at the Orleans Hotel and Casino entitled, “The Future Stars of MMA,” which showcased amateur MMA talent from some of the hottest up-and-comers the sport has to offer.  One of these young upstarts is a gentleman by the name of Jimmy Jones.  Jimmy lives in Vegas and is fortunate enough to be part of the Xtreme Couture family.  PRO MMA was fortunate enough to catch up with Jimmy to find out how the Tuff-N-Uff show went and also what it’s like learning the ropes and paying your dues at what many consider the most-respected MMA gyms in the world.

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The Arena VII – Aug 9th, 2008 Wise, VA

by:  Jack Bratcher

The UFC wasn’t the only MMA event happening on August 9th.  The ARENA VII was held this past Saturday night in Wise, Virgina.  One match in particular on that card featured Josh Stepp (who is Greg Maynard’s wrestling coach) from West Virginia faced Andre Boyd from Kingston, Tennessee.  While Dustin Hamm vs. Elmo Jones got Fight of the Night honors, Josh Stepp vs. Andre Boyd came a close second.  Josh got the victory over Boyd and this video will show you what we’re dealing with here.  Clearly, with guys like Maynard winning the Heavyweight Title last week and his good friend and wrestling coach, Josh Stepp putting on performances like this, West Virginia has some great MMA talent on the rise.

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August 8 has Men & Women’s MMA Action in Las Vegas at TUFF-N-UFF

by:  Jack Bratcher

On Friday, August 8th, 2008, TUFF-N-UFF will showcase a men and women’s amateur Mixed Martial Arts extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.  Founded in 1994, TUFF-N-UFF received one of the first mixed martial arts promotional licenses in Nevada.  They have also had a huge influence on providing credibility to the amateur MMA scene by being the first promotion to receive sanctioning from the Nevada Athletic Commission.  Barry Meyer, President of TUFF-N-UFF, said, “We did the ground work making several presentations to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and received the official amateur approval,” Meyer said. “It was tough, but it was worth all of the hard work to provide a place for the future stars of MMA to shine.”  TUFF-N-UFF held their first event in 2003 and featured quite a few fighters who have gone on to make names for themselves and appear in the UFC.  Fighters such as Sam Morgan, Rob Emerson, Shonie Carter, and Jon Fitch have all fought in the TUFF-N-UFF organization.

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Greg Maynard Wins Gladiator Fighting Championship’s Heavyweight Title

by:  Jack Bratcher

A couple of weeks ago in our Southeastern Amateur Spotlight, PRO MMA introduced you to Greg Maynard who was getting ready to fight for Gladiator Fighting Championship’s Heavyweight Title.  On Saturday August 2nd, Greg Maynard faced Bobby Seale in Pikeville, KY to decide who would be the next Amateur Heavyweight Champion after the former champ stepped down.  PRO MMA caught up with Greg after the event to find out how the fight went down.  Here’s what Greg had to say:

“We came out exchanged a few punches and I shot in and took him down…He caught me with a good left that busted my nose pretty good…I could feel the blood starting to run and it was hard to breathe, so i shot in and took him to the ground…I was bleeding pretty bad when we hit the ground, that’s why the ref stopped it for a sec…I was bleeding all over him…we restarted in the same position and I just hammered away until the ref stepped in and stopped it!”

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PRO MMA’s Southeastern Amateur Spotlight: Greg Maynard

by:  Jack Bratcher On Saturday August 2, 2008, Gladiator Fighting Championship will be holding an event at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, Kentucky.  One of the biggest fights on that card will be an amateur Heavyweight Title Fight involving Greg Maynard.  Alot of times we hear about fighters after they have already turned … Read more

AWESOME NEW TRI-STATE CAGEFIGHTING AMATEUR MMA HIGHLIGHT REEL

more about “AWESOME NEW TRI-STATE CAGEFIGHTING AM…“, posted with vodpod There’s Mixed Martial Arts events going on all over the country. Here we have some highlights from Tri-State Cagefighting, one of the premiere MMA organizations in the midwest. They put on over 30 events per year in three different states! If you’re an aspiring MMA … Read more